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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Raspberry Pi: Camera Module Now Has Sony Image Sensor

Raspberry Pi Camera Module Upgraded, Now Packs Sony Image Sensor

Shawn Knight | April 25, 2016

The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Monday announced a pair of new camera accessories for its popular single-board computers.
The foundation launched its 5-megapixel visible-light camera board as its first official accessory back in 2013. It was followed shortly after by an infrared-sensitive version, both of which were based on an OmniVision OV5647 sensor.
In a blog post, founder Eben Upton recounts how his partners purchased a large stockpile of cameras (likely in order to drive costs down). Those sensors reached end-of-life status in late 2014 but are just now selling out, spurring Upton to find a replacement. [...]

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